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Today, I forgot......

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

So today, I got up, went on spark to see what was going on overnight, checked facebook and email, showered and went out to my office for a quick answering machine check then I had plans to go get some roofing samples and take them to a potential customer. I was thinking I would go to mcdonalds for breakfast and then said, NO! I figured I would grab a Luna Bar on the way out the door.

As I came in to leave, my cell rang and my niece was on the line so we started talking while I was gathering the stuff I needed for the day. Cell phone, purse, file, notes, grabbed a Vitamin water, still talking, now out the door. I talked to her for my whole 45 minute drive! I got the samples, kept thinking I was forgetting something, drove to my customers house and spent 2.5 hours with her. She is an artist and a lovely gal, had a nice chat.

Went next door to see hubby ( we are doing the neighbors job) but he had left to go to another town. I was sad. I was gonna make him take me to lunch!

So speaking of lunch, it was now 1:00 and I decided to go to Taco Bell (fresco menu rocks!!!) and I realized.... I FORGOT TO EAT BREAKFAST!!!
Who forgets to eat???? Not fat girls that is for sure. Some skinny, jogging, crazy coffee drinking person would forget to eat, right??? Um no. Contrary to my previous beliefs, apparantly, I did not think about food for approx. 4 hours or I would have realized I had not yet eaten any food!

I dont think it is a good thing to forget to eat but I do think its a good thing to not think about food every minute of every day!! I could never imagine being a person who would forget to eat! Either I am crazy or I am seriously changing this whole food thinking thing. I think its the latter.(although am not ruling out crazy!)

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BTINTERNET 9/22/2010 4:16PM

    Isn't that a great realization though!?

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ROBINSNEWNEST 9/22/2010 4:13PM

    so much more to our lives than food now... i still have times when I'm obsessed, but it's not every moment. I totally get it, jan. keep rockin'...


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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 9/22/2010 11:53AM

    Although it's not great to skip meals, it's awesome that you're life isn't centered around it! I have "forgotten" to eat breakfast a couple times and I was shocked as well. We're getting healthier!

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NEDERLUNG 9/22/2010 9:12AM

    You have me on the floor rolling in laughter. I knew what you were going to say, but still it was funny as all. I'm happy that you enjoyed that little realization. But...I don't want you to make a habit of it. I keep emergency bars in my car and in my saddle bags. Also, cheese sticks are not to bad either. I've eaten them after over two weeks in my saddle bags. I especially like the meat sticks (not slim jims, but the teriyaki flavored Trails Best) they are more made for non-refrigerated storage and sometimes the protein bars get melted in my car. Smiles - Debie

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BRIAEL 9/22/2010 3:44AM

    It still freaks me out how much my attitude to food has changed in a relatively short space of time. Isn't it great to feel in control, instead of being driven by your stomach? :)

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THREEE 9/21/2010 10:48PM

    how aware ARE you?!?

that is so cool...i agree that you shouldn't skip, but HOW neat that food isn't always on your mind?

i am forced to hold my judgment as well(about that 'crazy' question) but i say, CONGRATULATIONS on just living, enjoying your life...WEIGH to go!!! emoticon emoticon

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NEWHORIZONSR4ME 9/21/2010 10:41PM

    Way to go. It is nice to once in a while not think about food! emoticon

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ATREAT4ME 9/21/2010 9:53PM

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Changing how we think is so hard! Congratulations for doing it and recognizing your achievement. More power to you. Also glad you know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day... LOL.

You go girl!

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Cooking dinner tonight, I learned...

Monday, September 20, 2010

I learned that Marsala wine and red cooking wine are not interchangeable. I could not find Marsala wine in the store and I asked the wine stocker person. She had no idea. So I went with the red cooking wine. When I got home, I googled it and it is not the same.(note to self: check first next time, Jan!!)

If you dont use Marsala wine, It is not chicken marsala, it is chicken with red wine sauce. It didnt taste good so I added a package of dry turkey gravy, reduced it with mushrooms and then it didnt taste bad. My husband loved it which is funny cause he never really comments on the dinners I make unless they are really good. The rest of it he just puts up

I also made red potatoes boiled with garlic cloves and then mashed with low fat milk. That was pretty tasty. I made broccoli and these little sourdough rolls that are frozen and you bake them. Um, my total favorite part of the meal!!!

So we will be taking the Baby (Stitchy) for a walk tonight and she already knows cause she is staring at me, staring at my walking shoes, me, shoes, me, shoes, me....ok you get the drift. I am pretending I dont notice and I keep getting up and walking around the house just to throw her off the track until it's time to go.

Hope you all had a great day and go read Ashley1977's blog and watch the video. Get inspired!!!

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ROBINSNEWNEST 9/21/2010 9:19PM

    my dinner sucked, too! lol made some italian seasoning thing. Poor Madi, already upset from upheaval today, just ate a few bites and put her bowl in the kitchen. so, now I'm starving my kids! Maybe they can take the debit card and go to Waffle House. See, humor already?!

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CLEVAGAL 9/21/2010 9:09PM

    Im spewing that we got cut off from chat the other night. I learn so much more about you from the live chat!!!! I didnt know marsala was a wine???? You learn something new everyday.

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 9/21/2010 7:38AM

    Maybe he would be more appreciative of your cooking if you stopped cooking... just saying ;)

I also watched that video... I then sent it to my friends and posted it on facebook. It was moving. Truly, as I was watching it, all I was thinking was that this guy was totally my type physcially before AND after his transformation. If someone has an attractive face and a killer smile, I'm hooked. He's a hottie!

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BIGMAMAT 9/21/2010 6:56AM

    You are soooo goood at writing! I can just imagine stitchy looking at you! They are so smart and boy do they get the point across! Sounds like dinner was great! I just wish I lived closer! haha Hugs. Tricia emoticon

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THREEE 9/20/2010 10:28PM

    emoticonahhhh... you're back... emoticon

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NEDERLUNG 9/20/2010 10:20PM

    Well your dinner description might have really made me hungry, but I went and picked some fresh Chanterelle mushrooms this afternoon and I can smell them simmering on the stove. Bon Appetite! I might add a little wine (after reading), that could really enhance the flavors. Smiles - Debie

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BAYBELIEVER 9/20/2010 10:02PM

    Love the info about your dog! My dogs are the same way. God forbid I might want to put my walking shoes on for any other reason but to walk! And then I add the plastic bags in my pocket, and my iPod without ear buds. Then they know, they get to go!!!

Have a great week! It sounds like you are going to be busy playing Ms. Hospitality! Have fun!

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WTF Monday Sept. 20th

Monday, September 20, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010
The next template will NOT be posted until 9/27- so you WILL be on your own this weekend. Let's make sure to build up momentum this week so we won't ruin our progress by over-indulging or making super stupid decisions this weekend.

~*~ WTF??? Template for 9/20-9/25 ~*~

Part One - Exercise & Nutrition!

Last week, I was able to do walk farther than I usually do (1.5 instead of 1) and eat a bunch of crap at the party last weekend which I am most proud of.

This week, I know that I will be able to do lose the bit of weight I gained plus more.

My exercise focus this week will be on keeping up with walking and still doing my light weights..

My nutrition focus this week will be on making the dinners that I have planned.

Being so close to losing 50 pounds is my reason for being extra determined this week.

Motivate me this week by everyone blogging about what is going on with you, good or bad.

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BIGMAMAT 9/21/2010 6:43AM

Just wanted to stop by and tell you I admire your determination. You, my dear emoticon, inspire me!!! I love your goal setting, expecially on a weekly basis.
I think I will try this so when the year is finished, I can look back and review how things went down.
You are emoticon emoticon

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ASHARON 9/20/2010 2:17PM

    Sounds like you are doing great!

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Today and the next few weeks....

Monday, September 20, 2010

Today, I weighed in and I was up. My normal weigh in day is Thursday so I am not going to get freaky about it. I also do a sunday weigh in for my lose 10 by 10/10/10 team. I wasnt going to weigh in and log it becuase I was up but that is cheating so I am going to go do it after this. I think it will fall off pretty quick cause I didnt really eat bad when I was away. I am very close to my 50 pound weight loss and that feels like a huge milestone so I am excited. It also means Frank and I will be going Kayaking so I am totally looking forward to that.

The next few weeks are going to fly by! I have my (and BigmamaT's) birthday coming on the 28th, and a huge racing event from the 30-through the 3rd.

You may or may not know what we do. First, my hubby is a Roofing contractor and I work in the office and do customer service etc. Second, is he builds race cars ( We have a 15th annual event that our racing club puts on and my sister and I do the hospitality side for the whole 3 days. That means cooking for 300 people. We have a huge raffle, sell tix, sell T shirts and cook at a race track for all 3 days. We have been doing it long enough that we know how and what needs to be done but it is pretty exhausting but also fun and rewarding. It is very long days and late nights. It will be interesting to see how my weight loss aids me in what I have to do.

This year, on Thursday, we are doing hotdogs, chili and chips (I will bring the 97% fat free for me and my sissy-Texwife). Friday is chicken tacos, rice and beans and Saturday is tri tip, potato salad and green salad. Super easy and I will go prepared with healthy versions of everything.

There is alot of shopping and prep to do before hand so I know I will be very busy for the next couple of weeks but I am not going to get derailed, even with the extra draw on my time and energy levels.

In the past, we kept candy on the table for everyone. Um, no, that is not gonna be there this year. I cant wait to see everyone. They come from 7 western states inlcuding Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, California, Washington, Arizona and Oregon. A lot of these people have not seen me since last year so that will be fun.

So that is my life for the next few weeks.... stay tuned for updates! Thanks agian for all your support on my last 2 blogs... I totally appreciate it!

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NEDERLUNG 9/21/2010 12:29AM

    Well sounds like you have an exciting week ahead. I have a couple of annual events too and I always love the re-connect with old friends. They are going to be so amazed at your hard work. I'm really proud of you Jan, I hope you are just beaming when you see all them. When they ask "what are you doing?" I hope you answer, "taking care of myself" cause you are really doing a great job of it! Have fun with everyone and enjoy yourself! - Debie

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 9/20/2010 2:43PM

    That suonds like a lot of work, but a ton of fun! have a great time!

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BBGYRL4 9/20/2010 12:19PM

    Sounds like a very packed couple of weeks! How awesome is it that you're so close to the 50 Pounds lost mark, that really is awesome. Hope that you have a good time at the event and keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon

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ROBINSNEWNEST 9/20/2010 12:04PM

    emoticon I get to celebrate you and Tricia on the same day??!! emoticon Will have to do a long distance celebration of two emoticon chicks!

The racing club event sounds like fun to me... Have you tried that spark salsa chicken crock pot recipe? Bill spent part of his youth in New Mexico and California, loves Mexican food. I made that recipe this past weekend (added bell peppers, onions, drained black beans and white corn) and it was awesome. I mean emoticon. We had it over rice, and all of us nearly licked the plate. Key seems to be your choice of a fantasic spicy salsa. That would be a riduculously easy, cheap way to feed a massive crowd. You might want to put on your skinny girl jeans and cook it up for your family sometime... just fyi... sounds like you guys do some pot luck and big family friendly gatherings, and that's a real good spark find emoticon Hope the next few weeks are good for all of us...

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JESSICAW09 9/20/2010 10:47AM

    First of all, Congrats on your 50 lb weight loss. That is amazing and a great motivator to keep going! Just because you are up, doesn't need to upset you. I was up last week 2 pounds, but then I lost it plus another 2, woohoo :D

Happy early Birthday, I hope it is special. Also, I think it is awesome that you are cooking for this big event and have healthy thinking in the back of your mind.

When the people from the other states see you, they will be taken back and blown away with your weightloss since they have last seen you. Watch out HOTT MAMMA lol :P

Keep up the good work, you are doing great!!!

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Home from the weekend....

Sunday, September 19, 2010

It was like going to the dentist. The thought of it was worse than actually going! Friday we got there, went to dinner ( I had a mini personal veggie pizza, 1/2 the cheese) and a salad and I didnt eat the whole one so I was good. We had a nice visit, played with the 15 Brittany Puppies (OMG so adorable!!!)

Saturday, I had toast and some grapes for breakfast and we got ready for the party. The weather was perfect, everyone got along, the food was good ( I ate my bean dip I brought, a fat free hot dog and some pasta salad I made with fat free italian dressing and yes, I had cake). My girls got there about 1:00 (both the boyfriends had to work so they were excused) and it all went pretty well until....

A stupid comment about smoking cigarettes being disrespectful. My daughter is the only one who smokes and while it is unhealthy, it is hardly disrespectful. She is 24 years old. Kelly just calmly told her (mouthy) aunt that she didnt see it that way and the girls left about 10 minutes later. It wasnt a big deal but it was enough.

Anyway, the rest of the evening, we stayed out by the fire and talked and we had a nice time.

This morning we went to a fireifghter breakfast, visited the puppies some more and left about noon. My youngest daughter called crying because she is losing her job. I just told her that she would find something better and not to worry.

All in all, not a bad trip, just life. My husband really wishes everyone could just get along but I just told him that things are not going to be exactly the way he wants, that the girls did come out of respect for him but he cant make them feel close to that side of the family if they dont. Isnt it enough that they did what he asked? I think so.

There were very few comments about weight or food, altho my oldest nephew told me how great I looked and he wanted me to know that he was proud of me and he noticed which was very sweet.

So thank you all for your support. I soooo appreciate it. Onward to a new work week!! Love you guys! Jan

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 9/20/2010 2:39PM

    well that seemed to go way better than expected. Those puppies are so stinkin' cute. How did you not take one home?

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ROBINSNEWNEST 9/20/2010 11:25AM

    Oh, God bless that nephew! The girls will be ok -- better than ok -- and so will their Mama...


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    So happy to hear that it went, relatively well, that is! :)

I'll be praying your daughter finds work...I imagine she's freaking out, and rightfully so.

Have a WONDERFUL week!!!

- Michelle

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KIYOSHI04 9/20/2010 1:23AM

    love the part about the nephew... i have four nephews and just have a soft spot for nephews. that made my day that he noticed and said something. awesome.
glad it wasnt so terrible..
and, awww.. those pups are cute.

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THREEE 9/19/2010 11:39PM

    I'M so glad you're home...i've missed you...APPARENTLY i was not subscribed to your blogs, they just were always handy for me to check...i have remedied that...

i'm sorry that PART of your trip wasn't delightful, but i'm also glad for you that your girls are good friends to each other...and those puppies are so cute...and you did quite well monitoring your eating...WEIGH to go!!!

take some deep breaths and be thankful that YOUR home is a much more peaceful place to be and your family ENJOYS being there...i can understand why emoticon

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NEDERLUNG 9/19/2010 11:20PM

    Jan - I'm so glad that the nephew didn't stay quiet, but told your that he noticed all your hard work, good for him (and you). Sometimes it is the younger generation that has to tolerate the difficult situations for their parents, but they don't necessarily have to act as immature (snuppity) as their parents. Smiles. I'm glad that you had a great time despite it all and I'm proud of your daughters (you taught them well) to love their parents enough to tolerate difficult situations and then leave before the comments get out of control. But all in all, I'll bet the behind the scenes conversation was "wow, did you notice Jan? she really lost weight, how did she do it? no, I didn't ask, you ask, no I'm not gonna ask, you ask, no you...." Smiles Jan, lots of smiles! - Debie

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BIGMAMAT 9/19/2010 11:02PM

    Here is the Blog I have been waiting for! Awesome! Puppies!!! 15??? Gee Whiz. You look great! xoxoxo Tricia

P.S. It was really nice that your nephew said he was proud of you! I am too!!! emoticon

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JRZG8R 9/19/2010 10:22PM

    Well you made it through and seems it was not quite as traumatic as you expected. As for the smoking being disrespectful it depends on the location and situation. I don't smoke but my daughter is good about leaving the area during family events to do so. People get touchy about smoking in social situations these days. It sounds like all survived which kind of is the hopeful outcome of these gatherings.

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HOPERISING 9/19/2010 10:18PM

    Ooooooh, puppies! Forget the family drama, i would have just sat myself in a corner and played with the puppies all weekend.

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PELESJEWEL 9/19/2010 9:39PM

    OMG! How cute!!

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CLEVAGAL 9/19/2010 8:25PM

    WOW....not as bad as you thought! That sucks about daughter! I used to be a smoker, and I was ALWAYS respectful about it and Im sure she is too! The actual act of smoking isnt disrespectful its the wAy you conduct yourself. The same can be said for any kind of drug (like alcohol). Did you just want to take one of the puppies home!? I wanted to take a horse home but it wouldnt fit in the boot! Ha!
Cleva xxx

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 9/19/2010 8:17PM

    OMG I want to kiss the babies! My Pete was orange and white too. (You look good too!) PUPPIES!!!!!

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